When I had started to study vitamin K, I had some confusion about the efficacy of the two most studied forms of vitamin K2. MK-7 has longer self-life and more bioavailability and also marketed more but lesser presence in tissues. That means your body better absorbs MK7 and also it stays in your body for a longer period than MK-4. On the other hand, MK-4 has shorter self-life … [Read more...] about MK-4 VS MK-7: which form of vitamin K2 supplement should you take?
In normal the body converts carbohydrates from your foods convert to blood glucose. Insulin a hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets that allows glucose from blood to enter cells of the body. And your body uses that glucose for producing energy. In the development of diabetes your pancreatic cells either can’t produce insulin or your cells of the body … [Read more...] about How Sunshine Vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of diabetes
Emerging evidence suggests novel roles for vitamin K in health and disease. Apart from other crucial health beneficial rules vitamin K also plays protective rules against oxidative stress and inflammation the two leading factors in development of modern diseases and early aging. We have already enough evidence that vitamin K2 plays more crucial rule than K1. Sources of vitamin … [Read more...] about Should you supplement with vitamin K2?
In the present environment food sources of vitamin K2 is not very encouraging. Food sources of phylloquinone or K1 are abandoned mainly from the leafy green. However, sources of menaquinone are limited. For the synthesis of menaquinones, it needs a bacterial presence except for MK-4. I have picked databases and shortlisted best vitamin K2 food sources with the highest content. … [Read more...] about Best vitamin K2 food sources: are you getting enough?
Although identification of vitamin K2 might be in later but use of the vitamin was not new. Centuries back Samurai warriors in Japan used to consume a fermented soybean dish called natto an extremely rich source of vitamin K2. Change of food habit, industrialization might diminish the presence of vitamin K2 in diet. The initial discovery of vitamin K can be attribute to Danish … [Read more...] about Vitamin K2 update: Health benefits, daily dose and side effects